Category Archives: Things that matter

Left and right brain stuff

A Moment Of Happiness

A moment of happiness, you and I sitting on the verandah, apparently two, but one in soul, you and I. We feel the flowing water of life here, you and I, with the garden’s beauty and the birds singing. The stars will be watching us, and we will show them  Read more »

About things that matter

Every once in a while I manage to touch the lives of people in a big way, most of the time it is not intended that way, though my desire is probably working undercover, guiding me towards new horizons. A few years ago I was working at the International Atomic  Read more »

A Taoist Poem.

The mind of a man searches outward each day. The further it reaches, The more it opposes itself. Only those who look inward Can censor their passions, And cease their thoughts. Being able to cease their thoughts, Their minds become tranquil. To tranquilize their mind Is to nourish one’s spirit.  Read more »

Support the World Mural Walkway

  The Public Art Academy would like to build a new sidewalk called World Mural Walkway, at the feet of the Inspiration State College mural, a tribute to the figures from the State College and Penn State communities who have been an inspiration to so many. The mural artist Michael Pilato  Read more »

If the world were 100 people

Source: If the World were 100 People infographic by KVSStudio.   Related articles Here’s What Can Happen In An Internet Minute [Infographic] How the Internet has Changed the World [Infographic]

The fisherman and the businessman

Reposted from Paulo Coelho’s Blog There was once a businessman who was sitting by the beach in a small Brazilian village. As he sat, he saw a Brazilian fisherman rowing a small boat towards the shore having caught quite a few big fish. The businessman was impressed and asked the  Read more »

Honda Pavarotti

by Tony Hoagland I’m driving on the dark highway when the opera singer on the radio opens his great mouth and the whole car plunges down the canyon of his throat. So the night becomes an aria of stars and exit signs as I steer through the galleries of one dilated  Read more »

No stress

In Salvador, Bahia, Brazil‘s third largest city, people don’t like stress. None at all. Life is too precious to be wasted on stress. Salvador is also known as Brazil‘s capital of happiness due to its easygoing population and countless popular outdoor parties, including its famous street carnival. Life is very relaxed and focused on the  Read more »

75 Years Later

Gallina is my mother-in-law, she is a bit over 90 years old now, healthy and strong, and she is living with us since a few years, much to all our delight! Yesterday she received a notebook in the mail she used to have when she was 15 years old while living in  Read more »


(author unknown) copied from Ed’s blog In a mother’s belly there were two babies. One asks the other: “Do you believe in life after birth?” “Of course! Something must exist after birth. Maybe we are here because we need to prepare for what we will become later.” “Ridiculous! There is  Read more »